I am currently working in big university hospital for 1 year and 9 month.
My ultimate goal is to be a nurse in MSF(doctors without borders) someday.
I got an opportunity from NGO, to work 1 years in Addisababa, Ethiopia. It is voluntary position, pay is half of what I am earning now. The problem is, that position is for OR nurse and I have no OR experience. Program director suggested that I getting solid six month paid orientation in small hospital. But I am not sure I want to work in OR. And leaving the hospital is easy, but getting in is really hard. Thus I decided not to go there.
I'll find another opportunity after I got my soild 2 year clinical experience.
But I heard psychiatric nurses are not wanted in MSF.
So, which way I should go ? going 3rd
country and getting more experience? KOICA; Korea international cooperation agency will give me 2 years experience in third world.
2 years in hospital, 2 years in third world experience will be enough to apply to MSF ?
Or I'd better take this OR opportunity ?
Or getting another kind of clinical experience, like ICU or ER or OB/GY?
I am a Korean nurse and it will be different, but want to hear experience from other nurses
especially who already work in MSF or other NGO.